Alex Aurrichio ( VFL Killed) Wiki – Alex Aurrichio ( VFL Killed) Biography
Alex Aurrichio a ruckman from America that moved to Australia to chase his AFL dream — was killed in a cycling accident in the Northern Territory.
Aurrichio was riding a bicycle in Howard Springs on Monday when he was involved in a fatal crash with a car, reports the NT News.
Aurrichio represented numerous state league clubs over the past five years, playing in the VFL (Northern Blues), SANFL (South Adelaide), and NEAFL (Southport Sharks). Most recently he played in the NTFL (Waratah).
Alex Aurrichio Death & Cause
Alex Aurrichio died in a cycling accident.
The Waratah Football Club released a statement on Tuesday night, extending its condolences to the Aurrichio family.
“Please take some comfort in knowing Rooch was loved by his family, spreading across Australia. His Waratah mates are currently getting together to support each other after the loss of their beloved teammate,” the statement read
“Rich came to the club and made an instant impact with his strong play on the field and even stronger character off the field. He quickly became a favorite at Tahs!
“He had recently moved permanently to Darwin and was immersing himself in the lifestyle, taking in all the Territory has to offer, including fishing and camping.”
“He leaves a massive hole here. It’s a tough loss in football but even bigger loss because we are a family at Southport and it feels like we have all just lost a brother.”
Aurrichio played eight SANFL league games for South Adelaide from 2017 to 2018, but the Panthers said he left “an impact far greater than the eight League games he played”.
They added Aurrichio had a “lasting impact” at the club and became a “fan favourite thanks to his larger than life personality and iconic mullet”.
“Rooch had a love for adventure off the field, taking every opportunity to explore Australia when he could, with his AFL odyssey recently taking him to Darwin to play with Waratahs in the NTFL,” the South Adelaide statement read.
“Our deepest condolences to his parents Lou and Jill Aurrichio and family, current and former teammates and his many friends during this extremely difficult time.”
We’re devastated to hear of the news of Alex Aurrichio’s passing.
A former Northern Blue, ‘Big Al’ was a popular member and larger-than-life character amongst both the AFL and VFL playing groups the moment he arrived from America. He will be missed.
Vale, Alex. 💙 pic.twitter.com/tw4pf2KJH5
— Carlton FC (at 🏡) (@CarltonFC) June 9, 2020